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Novotel Forest Resort Creswick 29 February – 2 March 2012 Proudly brought to you by FinPro (Local Government Finance Professionals) and supported by Technology One as Platinum Sponsor
Conference Dress Code: Opening Dinner – Wednesday night – Business Suit or equivalent Thursday / Friday conference – casual Thursday night dinner – Dress in line with the theme: Casino Royale The Conference Venue: All conference functions, including meals, will be located at Novotel Forest Resort. All delegates, sponsors and speakers are able to make use of any of the facilities within the resort for the duration of the conference. Check-out time on Friday by 10.00am. Please ensure that all luggage has been removed from rooms by this time, that keys have been returned to the Front Desk and that any additional costs (ie mini-bar) have been settled. Registration: A registration table will be located at the entrance to the conference facilities. This table will be manned by members of the Executive of FinPro from 4.30pm – 6.30pm on Wednesday 29 February, then again on Thursday morning, 1 March from 8.15am until the commencement of the conference at 9.00am. Name Badges: Name Badges have been colour coded in order to differentiate between speakers, sponsors and delegates in the following way: Speakers: Blue Sponsors: Red Delegates: Black Car Parking: Car Parking is available at Novotel Forest Resort, Creswick. Timing: As a courtesy to others, please be seated in the conference room as soon as possible before each session. If you arrive late for a session it may be polite to wait for an appropriate time before you go to your seat. If entering or leaving during a session, please do so in a way that causes the least disruption to speakers and delegates. Mobile Phones Audible ringing tones MUST be turned OFF at all times within the conference room. Non-Authorised Materials Literature or any other form of merchandise is not permitted to be distributed or offered for sale at this conference by organisations other that the official sponsors of this FinPro Conference 2012. Breakfast Breakfast will be served in the resort’s restaurant from 7.00am to 9.00 both Thursday 1 March and Friday 2 March, 2012. Breakfast is available to all delegates, sponsors and speakers staying at the venue. CPD Points The number of CPD Points that can be claimed for this conference is 12 CPD Hours
Platinum Sponsor – Technology One
Silver Sponsor – Bankwest Silver Sponsor – Chameleon Technology Silver Sponsor – Civica Pty Limited Silver Sponsor – Computron Software Happy Hour sponsor Bank of Queensland
Gold Sponsor – CBA
Silver Sponsor – IMB Pty Limited Silver Sponsor – NAB Silver Sponsor – ING Direct Silver Sponsor – FIIG securities
Lunch sponsor – CPA Australia
Wednesday 29 February 2012 Conference Registration – free time for lunch and leisure Pre-Dinner Drinks Conference Opening Dinner Official Opening Dinner of the conference including announcement of 2012 FinPro Vision Super Scholarship winners. Guest speaker – Charlie Brown – IT consultant and media personality Thursday 1 March 2012 9.00 – 9.45am National Carbon Tax – How will it impact on Local Government? Presented by Owen Harvey-Beavis, Manager Research & Strategy, MAV With the carbon price package now a reality, public sector agencies are working through what the impacts of the package are likely to be. LG will be particularly impacted through the application of the carbon price to landfills, electricity etc. This session will explore how the carbon price works, the likely impacts and the accounting implications of carbon pricing. 9.45 – 9.55am Gold Sponsor Presentation – Kaching app – presented by Jason Kambovski, CBA 9.55 – 10.10am Presentation of 2012 FinPro Conference Sponsors 10.10 – 10.40 Morning tea with the sponsors 10.40 – 11.25 Lean Thinking Presented by Mark Stoermer, Director Corporate Business and Denise Bennett, LEAN Program Manager at the City of Melbourne. Mark and Denise will share the City of Melbourne's LEAN thinking journey including a discussion on some of the benefits and challenges of introducing LEAN in a local government environment. 11.25 – 12.10 Topic: Disaster Planning and Business Continuity Planning Presented by John Salter, Director, EPCB Risk Management Consultants 12:10 – 12.40 Platinum Speaker Presentation Presented by Roger Phare, Operating Officer of the Conference Platinum Sponsor – Technology One 12.40– 1.40pm Lunch Sponsored by Lunch time sponsor – CPA Australia 1.40 – 3.00pm Effective On-line communities Presented by Laurel Papworth 3.00 – 3.45pm Concurrent sessions – session 1 Topic: Rolling Forecasts Presented by Phu Nguyen, Chief Financial Officer at the City of Melbourne. Phu will provide an overview of how the City of Melbourne went about introducing it's rolling financial forecast. Why it was important, what was learnt and where to from here. Concurrent sessions – session 2 Topic: Corporate Cards – Presented by John Gavens, Principal, Crowe Horwath, Kevin Ayre, Manager Finance, City of Manningham and Mick Jaensch, Director Corporate Services, City of Greater Dandenong. Corporate Cards are often a sensitive topic within council’s - politically as well as from a control perspective. John will discuss the usage of corporate cards from an audit perspective then Kevin and Mick will explain the practical application of using cards in their own organisations. 3.45 – 4.15pm Afternoon Tea 4.15 – 4:45pm Case studies – what are councils doing? Casey study 1: Vaughan Williams – Northern Grampians Shire – iPads for councilors Case study 2: Kerrie Jordan – CFO, Darebin City Council - Social media – The Darebin Experience 4:45 – 5.00pm Model Accounts 2011/12 Presented by Martin Thompson – Model Accounts Taskforce 5.00 – 7.00pm Free Time 7.00pm – late Theme Night Dinner – “Casino Royale” This great night commences at 7pm in the bar with Happy Hour, sponsored by the Bank of Queensland Guests then are invited to move through to the dining room for a dinner and entertainment provided by Jenada. Friday 2 March 2012 9.00 – 9:30am Case studies – what are councils doing? Case study 1: Stephen Bigarelli – Ballarat City Council – accounts payable with combination of scanning software for invoices and the use of purchase cards. Casey study 2: National Broadband Network 9.30 – 10.15am Economic Outlook – Just in time for budget time. Presented by Tom Elliot, Managing Director and co-founder MM&E Capital and Radio Personality. 10.15– 10:45am Morning Tea 10:45 – 11.00am Model Budget 2012/13 Presented by Bruce Dobson, Chairperson ICAA Model Budget Taskforce 11:00 – 11:45am Privacy - handling personal information at your Council Presented by Carole Fleeman, Privacy Victoria Carol will discuss Privacy - handling personal information at your Council , your rights and obligations, common pitfalls/areas of non compliance, and privacy and new technology - Cloud Computing, Social Networking/Social Media, emailing lists etc 11.45 – 12.30pm Closing Key Note Address The closing Key Note Address will be provided by Matina Jewell. 12.30 – 1.00pm Prize Announcements, President’s Closing Statements then Lunch will be provided to take away. 4.30 – 6.30pm 6.30pm 7.00 – 11.00pm
NOTOVEL FOREST RESORT CRESWICK
The Novotel Forest Resort Creswick is a brand new, 4 ½ star luxury, eco friendly hotel that opened on the 26th march 2008. It features 144 beautiful accommodation rooms and is situation on 150 acres of bushland and surrounded by an 18 hole golf course that was designed by a professional golfer.
It is located just 80 minutes from Melbourne CBD in the heart of spa country Victoria, only 10 minutes from the historic city of Ballarat and 20 minutes from Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Charlie Brown Charlie is Australia’s best know commentator on lifestyle technology. He is the technology editor for channel Nine’s Today show and appears regularly on Nine News and A Current Affair, as well as having a weekly segment voicing his opinions on consumer electronics on 2GB. Owen Harvey-Beavis Owen is the Manager of Research and Strategy at the MAV, with responsibility for finance and economic policy issues. He is also an adviser to the MAV’s Liability Mutual Insurance scheme. He has spent seven years at the MAV, with a break of one year spent at the Productivity Commission, working on health and vocational education performance reporting. Owen has qualifications in public policy and economics. Mark Stoermer Mark Stoermer is the Director for Corporate Business at the City of Melbourne. This Division encompasses six key areas comprising IT, Finance, Legal Services, Property Services, Human Resources and Corporate Planning and Performance. Mark came to the City of Melbourne from the private sector, where he held various senior and executive management roles in the professional services, software and finance industries. Mark holds an MBA from New York University. Denise Bennett Denise supports the City of Melbourne CoMLean Program. From a background in nursing, research and health service leadership, Denise moved into the field of improvement, pioneering the application of Lean Thinking in healthcare and more recently local government. Denise has an international profile amongst Lean Thinking communities and is passionate about improving the way organisations develop their people to deliver customer centric processes. Denise has a Bachelor of Nursing, and an MBA. Laurel Papworth: Named by Marketing Magazine "Head of Industry, Social Media" for Australia, by the Age in the Power150 bloggers globally, and named in Grader.com asthe "most influential 50 women on Twitter", Laurel is the CEO of The Community Crew setting up online communities on forums, Facebook. She has been running virtual online communities since the late 1980's including virtual worlds and forums. Laurel teaches workshops on online community management, social media press releases, Facebook marketing, increasing your Twitter reach, and social media monitoring and measurement to Governments, Corporations, small business and not for profits in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Middle East.
Luxury features of the Resort include an A la carte restaurant, lobby bar, conference and function facilities, boutique day spa and numerous recreational facilities.
Quick facts: Distance from Ballarat Distance from Melbourne Distance from airports No of rooms Check-in from Check-out 10 minutes 80 minutes 65 minutes 144 2.00 pm 10.00am
Luxury 4½ star hotel Par 72, 18-hole championship golf course Gymnasium Indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool Boutique Day Spa407 Harvest 383 Restaurant, Springs Bar & Terrace and 24 hour room service Extensive recreational facilities Conference and function facilities Wireless technology and broadband internet Complimentary outdoor parking Large foyer with spiral staircase and open fireplace Environmentally friendly and drought free resort Land use agreement with the Dja Dja Wurrung people - the indigenous land owners
A little more about our speakers:
Tom Elliot Tom is a director of both Bealah Capital Pty Ltd and MM&E Capital Pty Ltd. Before founding MM&E in 2001 Tom was an Executive director of Investment bank Flinders Capital Limited. He has also worked with stockbroker McIntosh Securities Limited, Canadian investment bank Wood Gundy Inc and retailer Country Road. He holds a Bachelor of Commenrce from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Arts from Exford University (UK). Tom is an experienced financial professional, well known as a media commentator through his work on Melbourne radio stations 3AW, 3RRR and TV appearances on Networks Ten, Nine, Seven and the ABC.
We wish to thank our sponsors for 2012 Platinum sponsor – Technology One
Gold Sponsor – Commonwealth Bank
Phu Nguyen Phu Nguyen is the Chief Financial Officer at the City of Melbourne. Having started his career in from private sector, Phu has spent the last 10+ years in government (local and state). Phu is a qualified CPA with a Bachelor in Business (Banking and Finance) and Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Monash University. Matina Jewell Matina Jewell is the kind of soldier every country is proud to have – fearless, honourable and highly skilled. A star graduate from the Australian Army’s prestigious Royal Military College Duntroon, in the years that followed she had become a highly valued army commander. In her military career she earned eight war medals, tracked militia leaders in the Solomons, fast-roped out of Navy helicopters and boarded smuggler ships in the Arabian Gulf. She also served on operations with the American Navy Seals and Australian Special Forces. In 2006, while part of an unarmed UN peacekeeping team at the border junction of Lebanon, Israel and Syria, Australian Army Major Matina Jewell and her colleagues were caught in a full-scale war with tragic consequences. In the days that followed she and her team-mates reported hundreds of violations of the peace agreement as Israeli artillery, tank fire and aerial bombs, as well as rockets fired by Hezbollah fighters, exploded only metres away and shrapnel rained down around them. But the story does not end there...... Whilst commanding a UN convoy through the war torn Lebanon, Matina was seriously injured (five fractured and crushed vertebrae plus nerve damage and other internal injuries) and had to be evacuated. Meanwhile her team-mates back at the border were attacked by Israeli fighter jets and all were killed. Matti’s injuries ended her military career.
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